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Gionee Marathon M3 Review: Perfect Mid-range Smartphone with a 5000mAh battery

The Gionee Marathon M3 looks attractive, large display, long battery life enough to meet the needs of continuous work of users.


After appearing Gionee Marathon M2, Gionee India continues to provide a high quality product called Marathon M3 owns 5 inch HD display, powerful specifications, most notably that it owns batteries up to 5000mAh, a figure very rare in the mid-range smartphone segment.

The Gionee Marathon M3 is a smartphone with a standby battery time up to 1 month to compete directly with the two rivals from Motorola called Moto Droid Turbo and Maxx.


The Gionee Marathon M3 has a very stylish design and body with plastic case, back panel is slightly curved looks good, besides the rounded corners, but not too harsh to hold in hand, the quality is quite nice and strong body.


In addition, the device is also designed with two parallel metal lines along the body, is a focal point of the device. Despite looks marginally better than other smartphone in the same segment, Marathon M3 still not too bulky and heavy. Marathon M3 is available in black and white version looks quite attractive.

The actual use of Gionee Marathon M3 is also quite comfortable, the perfect placement of physical buttons, microSD card slot, SIM tray and the speaker at the back side of the plastic cover. It has a polished case and easy to clean fingerprints.


The Gionee Marathon M3 is also owned 5-inch screen size with HD resolution of 720×1280 pixels, pixel density of 294 ppi which ensures smooth image quality with high detailing. In the test of sharpness, Marathon M3 presents a good results, even show small black letters on a white background and white characters on a black background. The small characters on 5 inch screen of Marathon M3 is not causing much trouble to read.

Besides Gionee display also favorably equip the IPS panel have a wide viewing angle, the colors are fresh and bright picture, not only that the observations in outdoor conditions is also very clear. Overall, Marathon M3 shows natural colors and graphic quality of the photographs is still looking attractive.


The Gionee Marathon M3 is equipped with the MediaTek MT6582 chip, 1.3GHz quad-core processor and integrated Mali-400MP graphics chip makes the device to capable of multitasking, running 3D games and applications smooth. It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory can extend through microSD cards up to 128GB.

Specifically, the overall performance test on AnTuTu for the final result reached 17.908 points, the performance of the Marathon M3 being the better though equipped with only 1GB of RAM. Marathon M3 result in graphics performance also evaluation compared to the other same configuration devices.

Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System is the strength of the device, Google Play store support multiple applications and games for free, allowing you to download at any time.

However, speed is quite a smooth when switch display and application loading times are still not making big difference like some other products. Specifically, the device can run most of high-end games pretty good and still it can be an acceptable choice.


Like many other same segment Smartphone devices, Gionee Marathon M3 comes with two cameras allow users to capture and share pictures anytime and anywhere.


Compared to form gPad G5, the Marathon M3 have improved significantly, the most notable upgrade is the speed and the ability to focus of 8 megapixels rear camera with LED Flash support, with many photography features and editing effects.

A front camera of 2 megapixel is very convenient for or video conversations and taking selfie pictures to share on social networks. As for color, picture quality or details of the camera and integrated camera interface also not too much change.


The Gionee Marathon M3 with Android 4.4.2 interface design is quite simple, but not too monotonous thanks to pre-installed apps. It also built a lot of different themes besides the original theme of Android. Users can also choose the particular background image for each different menus to personalize your smartphone thanks to pre-installed Amigo Paper applications.

Along with the Google application, Marathon M3 also installed some trial games and many applications from 3rd party. Fortunately, most of these applications can be easily removed to improve the storage space of the device.


With a 5000mAh battery, Gionee Marathon M3 is probably not unbeatable competition, a 5-inch display has enough batteries to operating for several days, Gionee played very significant in this regard. Marathon M3 takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the battery capacity remains from 18%.


In the test battery performance, Marathon M3 battery reaches 9 hours 14 minutes. In reality M3 can be running 2 days and 2 nights with all types of basic tasks such as Voice calls, messaging, continuously updated application in the background and set the high screen brightness with 3G connectivity.

The battery provides 32.4 hours of talk time and standby time up to 32.8 days, according to the Gionee announced, we really appreciate the battery performance with high screen quality and voice quality is also pretty good.

Final line:

Gionee Marathon M3 supports Dual SIM card slots, allowing you to easily change between the various networks, also supports 3G – 2G connections, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, MicroUSB, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, digital compass and some sensors.

Considering the price range below Rs. 12,000, the Gionee M3 Specification with 5000mAh battery capacity to bring long-term durability. Products suitable for web surfing, social media and your daily entertainments.


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About Ankeet Solanki

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